This really depends on wether you might want to carry items with you when you swim.
Take items with you in a drybag float
If you would like to take items such as keys, phone, snacks with you when you swim choose one of our Billy floats. All Billy floats are drybag tow floats. Remember you can always use the float empty, just inflated with air if you choose.
They are bright to increase your visibility and gives you the option to take items with you if you wish.
Choose from Billy Eco15, Billy Eco25, Billy R20, Billy R28 or the Billy 20L, Billy 28L.
Simple Tow Float
If you don’t need to take anything with you whilst swimming, perhaps you can leave your keys elsewhere, maybe you’re swimming with a group, then you may choose a Bubble float, this is simply an inflatable bubble of air, it’s brightly coloured for visibility and very easy to use.
Of course, you could get one of each type for different purposes.
The Eco15L, 20L and 28L are all very popular sizes and which one you pick might depend on how much you want to take with you.
15L and 20L are good for keys and phones or other small, lighter-weight items. 28L is better for your small personal items plus perhaps a small towel, food or flip flops.
Remember the more items you place in a drybag float the more of the volume or ‘airspace’ it will take up. You will always need enough air in your bag to enable it to float.
All our Billy’s are drybags so you can take items with you on your swim.
Bubbles are a simple bubble of air with no drybag compartment.
The Billy R20 /R28 (20L and 28L respectively) recycled drybag floats and the Bubble Eco recycled float are made with recycled plastic (RPET), which is mainly recycled plastic bottles and PVC.
Recycled plastic + PVC
The Billy Eco15 and Eco25 (15L and 25L respectively) drybag floats are made with material that is free from PVC. These are made using biodegradable TPU (that replaces the PVC) and recycled plastic (RPET).
Recycled plastic + TPU (better for the environment)
The Billy 20L and 28L are made from PVC and nylon (a type of plastic) and the Bubble’s are PVC.
Nylon + PVC
Small items that you would like to take with you on your swim, for example some people take keys, phone, energy food, drinks, medication, small camera, lightweight footwear etc.
Remember whatever you take does have to be fairly lightweight and leave enough volume for air to float the bag.
We recommend placing electronic and other valuable items in a waterproof pouch before placing inside the drybag float.
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Its very simple, your float has a short leash which attached to the float and the other end is attached to the wasit-belt (all provided), then clip the waist belt around your waist adjusting to fit if necessary.
Puffin floats are lightweight and the shape is designed to cause minimal drag, you’re unlikely to notice your float whilst swimming, it floats behind you just above your bum. You may notice it in windy weather if the wind is coming from behind you.
Remember to keep the items you place in your float lightweight.